Biography of Director Andrew C. Wisely
Office: Morrison Hall 203.5 (Honors) & Old Main 208 (German)
Dr. Andrew Wisely is associate professor of German, having joined the Baylor faculty in 2003. He earned his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and his B.A. from Wheaton College in Illinois.
Wisely's research and teaching interests lie in 19th- and 20th-century German literature, culture, and intellectual life, especially of turn-of-the-century Austria. His area of specialization has long been the writings of and about the Viennese writer Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931). More recently, his research has concentrated on perpetrator/victim dynamics in trials for Nazi crimes of violence, especially the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial of 1963-65, as well as the phenomenology of the witness generally and the role of Holocaust memory specifically. He is currently at work on a biography of Dr. Franz Lucas, a defendant in the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial. Wisely was appointed director of the Honors Program in summer 2006.